• Poetry terms:


    1. metaphor- One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol

    2. simile- A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with like or as)

    3. onomatopoeia- a word whose sound makes you think of its meaning

    4. personification- inhuman objects taking human characteristics

    5. alliteration- The repeating of the beginning consonant sounds

    6. stanza- division in a poem named for the number of lines it contains.

    7. rhythm- beat; tempo

    8. idiom- words that may be different from their literal meaning.

    9. irony- The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

    10. euphemism- an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

    11. hyperbole- an over exaggeration

    12. rhyme- a word that corresponds with another in the same sound

    13. meter- measuring device in poetry

    14. sonnet- a fourteen-line lyric poem with a single theme

    15. limerick- humorous, rhyming five-line poem

    16. prose- ordinary form of written language

    17. haiku- three-line Japanese verse form

    18. couplet-two consecutive lines of verse with end rhymes.

    19. refrain- regularly repeated line in a poem or song

    20. assonance- The repeating of the beginning or internal vowel sounds

    21. consonance- The repeating of the internal consonant sounds

    22. quatrain- a four-line stanza with a specific rhyme scheme

    23. enjambment- a line having no punctuation but running over to the next line.

    24. image- references that trigger the mind to fuse together the five senses

    25. internal rhyme- an exact rhyme within a line of poetry